Inspired by a giant spider sculpture called Maman created by Louise Bourgeois, MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser collaborate with L’Epée 1839 – Switzerland’s only specialised high-end clock manufacture to create this unconventional timepiece – Arachnophobia, the spider clock. Its body is outfitted with a black dome with white numerals depicting the hours and minutes. The escapement was rotated 90° to better represent the head. Attached to the abdomen by ball-and-socket joints are eight, visually enticing legs articulated where they join the body by ball-and-socket joints. The legs can be rotated so that Arachnophobia can stand tall on a desk or splayed flat for wall mounting. Coming with two colors – black or 18k yellow gold, this spider clock costs Swiss Francs 15,300 (USD 15,618) and Swiss Francs 17,500 (USD 17,864) accordingly.
Designed by daast, spyder light is one of their creative works. By leveraging the abundance of metal shelving with a bespoke solution, spyder is a flexible lights source that could be moved easily and quickly. It is acheived by attaching flexible magnetic legs to a light bulb so it can act a bit like a spider and attach to metal surfaces in different positions.
Most of us fear spider more or less. But for Jurgen Otto, Australia based scientist took the courage and took some mind boggling photos of peacok spiders. The arachnid, scientifically known as Maratus volans, is a mere 5mm in size and is capable of quickly escaping a scene and jumping erratically. It has amazing textures and color on its body, displaying an unbelievable radiance and richness in breathtaking patterns which make its name – peacock spider. Check out the wonderful photography by Jurgen Otto and appreciate the beauty of nature. Find more on Jurgen’s flickr.
Artist Christopher Locke takes scissors that were confiscated by the TSA at airport security checkpoints and turns them into these awesome spider sculptures. Although the TSA website says scissors with blades less than four inches are allowed on airplanes, the individual officers conducting the screening have the authority to confiscate anything they think could be used as a weapon. As a result, hundreds of pairs of scissors are confiscated daily at American airports. Sculptor Christopher Locke has capitalized on this endless supply of in-flight contraband by welding the scissors into pretty terrifying spiders that look like something out of a Tim Burton or Brothers Quay film. We have to say, these are awesome but terrifying creation. [source]